Good to A FaultBook - 2013 | Anchor Canada edition.
Marina Endicott's critically and commercially beloved novel, published for the first time by Anchor Canada.
In a moment of self-absorption, Clara Purdy's life takes a sharp left turn when she crashes into a beat-up car carrying an itinerant family of six. The Gage family had been travelling to a new life in Fort McMurray, but bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer rather than remnants of the accident. Recognizing their need as her responsibility, Clara tries to do the right thing and moves the children, husband, and horrible grandmother into her own house--then has to cope with the consequences of practical goodness.
What, exactly, does it mean to be good? When is sacrifice merely selfishness? What do we owe in this life and what do we deserve? Marina Endicott looks at life and death through the compassionate lens of a born novelist: being good, being at fault, and finding some balance on the precipice.
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Winner of 2009 Commonwealth Award this is Marina Endicott's second novel. This novel shows the impact of choices and doing the 'right' thing. Is there a limit to what lengths one will go to set things right? Read this unforgettable story of lines blurred by love and finding purpose amidst the cha... Read More »
When does selflessness cross the line into selfishness. Great story about how one woman's guilt creates a massive moral dilemna for her.
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